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KQED Public Radio: Saturday, January 31, 2015

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Fighting Intensifies in Easter Ukraine Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.
  • 1:00 am
  • 1:30 am
    Washington Week Should Nations Negotiate With ISIS for Prisoner Release? Talk of a prisoner swap involving Islamic State militants, Jordan and Japan has sparked an international controversy. ISIS is demanding Jordan release a female, would-be suicide bomber who was involved in a deadly 2005 attack in Amman in exchange for a Jordanian Air Force pilot and Japanese journalist who are being held hostage by the jihadists. The lingering question: should Jordan or any nation negotiate with terrorists? The show gets analysis from Nancy Youssef of The Daily Beast.
  • 2:00 am
    Commonwealth Club Steve Forbes and Alan Auerbach With the midterm elections over and with more domestic gridlock and external dangers such as terrorism and Ebola looming large, will the economy continue to improve? The show features a lively discussion with two top economic analysts from different sides of the aisle. Steve Forbes and Alan Auerbach will forecast where the U.S. and global economies are headed in 2015, as well as what should be done to keep them on track. Forbes is CEO of Forbes Media and a former GOP presidential candidate. Auerbach is professor of economics and law at UC Berkeley and former deputy chief of staff, U.S. Joint Committee.
  • 3:00 am
    Inside Europe New Greek Leader Makes Good on Promises to Roll Back Austerity Measures Greece's new left wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears to be making good on election promises of rolling back the tough austerity measures that were thrust upon crisis-ridden Greece in return for bailout money. Just one week in, his government announced a flurry of anti-austerity measures that have already put him at loggerheads with Greece's international creditors and EU partners. Halting controversial privatization deals, reinstating some public sector employees and raising pensions for retirees on low incomes may clash with the austerity drive stipulated by Greece's creditors, but this makes the new government rather popular at home, for now.
  • 4:00 am
    It's Your World (a broadcast of the World Affairs Council) From Boom to Bust: The True Cost of Globalization In today's shifting global economy countries must often make rapid transitions to meet the increased demands of globalization. In the midst of this, it is easy for everyday citizens to ignore or forget what these transitions involve, where they take place and who is most affected by them. Chad Broughton will examine these global effects and specifically the US - Mexico relationship through the lens of industrial manufacturing in two North American towns. As thousands of jobs have migrated from the United States to Mexico, Broughton argues that what truly matters in debating the consequences of the shift is not just politics or policy implications, but also who is affected and where these changes take place. Broughton will share the voices of those who have born the heaviest burdens of recent economic upheavals by putting a human face to the constant cycle of global manufacturing and looking at the true cost of globalization.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:00 am
    The Best of Car Talk Click and Clack tackle the tougher questions of the automobile world.
  • 11:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    This American Life Magic Words When Jonathan Goldstein was a kid, his father gave him a book that promised to teach you how to shoot mental laser beams, win the lottery, move solid objects with your mind, make others obey your command - all through the use of mental power and magic words. This week, he revisits the book to try to unlock the secrets within. And the show has other stories where people recite words that have the power to change their lives, with no magic or mumbo jumbo at all.
  • 1:30 pm
    Radiolab Talking to Machines The show meets humans and robots that are trying to connect, and blur the line. Radiolab begins with a love story from a man who unwittingly fell in love with a chatbot on an online dating site. Then, a robot therapist whose inventor became so unnerved by its success that he pulled the plug. And Radiolab talks to the man who coded Cleverbot, a software program that learns from every new line of conversation it receives -- and that's chatting with more than 3 million humans each month. Then, five intrepid kids help test a hypothesis about a toy designed to push our buttons, and play on our human empathy.
  • 2:30 pm
    Radio Specials Re:SOUND The 'It's Complicated' Show -- The program presents stories including "A Jerusalem Love Story" by Daniel Estrin. Every relationship has its obstacles, but this one between two men - a Palestinian and an Israeli - may have more roadblocks than any couple can bear. Also included is "Other Halves" by Dennis Funk. When you enter a marriage, you assume that you know the essentials of who your partner really is. Turns out, not always.
  • 3:30 pm
    Radio Specials The Big Read The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers -- The poetry of Robinson Jeffers is emotionally direct, magnificently musical and philosophically profound. No one has ever written more powerfully about the natural beauty of the American West. Determined to write a truthful poetry purged of ephemeral things, Jeffers cultivated a style at once lyrical, tough-minded, and timeless.
  • 4:00 pm
    Living On Earth Oil and Protecting the Arctic President Obama wants millions of acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the oil-rich Coastal Plain, protected as wilderness. Meanwhile, he's opening other parts of the Arctic and Atlantic coast to energy development. Alex Taurel, deputy legislative director of the League of Conservation Voters, discusses the importance of these developments with host Steve Curwood.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    A Prairie Home Companion Balmy January in Saint Paul This week, the show sticks around unseasonably warm Saint Paul, Minnesota for another live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater, with special guests country songwriter and singer Robbie Fulks, Oklahoma's own John Fullbright and singer and actress Kate Beahen.
  • 8:00 pm
    Selected Shorts A Tribute to David Rakoff Guest host David Sedaris presents a program celebrating the late David Rakoff, and praising him as a great reader and lover of language. Rakoff reads Leonard Michaels' "Cryptology" in which a neurotic mathematician has a strange encounter; and Roberto Bolano' s "Gomez Palacio," which is a dead-end town where a young man's life nevertheless takes a turn for the better.
  • 9:00 pm
    This American Life Magic Words When Jonathan Goldstein was a kid, his father gave him a book that promised to teach you how to shoot mental laser beams, win the lottery, move solid objects with your mind, make others obey your command - all through the use of mental power and magic words. This week, he revisits the book to try to unlock the secrets within. And the show has other stories where people recite words that have the power to change their lives, with no magic or mumbo jumbo at all.
  • 10:00 pm
    The Moth Radio Hour Cartoons, Cleanups, and Close Calls A jack-of-all-trades enters a cartoon contest. A teacher's pet is invited to do a special project. A girl from Queens learns to think big. And a woman walking alone at night faces her worst fears.
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the week's events.
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